Last month, ZeniMax filed a lawsuit against Oculus, accusing the virtual reality headsets maker of illegally misappropriating their trade secrets in an extensive legal complaint.
Today, Oculus VR filed a response to the lawsuit saying that ZeniMax's lawsuit was "silly" and "money-grabbing."
Oculus claims in its response that ZeniMax only took interest in the technology after Facebook bought Oculus earlier this year for $2 billion. They further assert that ZeniMax never raised infringement claims against Oculus until they saw a "perceived chance for a quick payout."
"ZeniMax's Complaint falsely claims ownership in Oculus VR technology in a transparent attempt to take advantage of the Oculus VR sale to Facebook," Oculus wrote in its response. "There is not a line of ZeniMax code or any of its technology in any Oculus VR product."
The response explains how Oculus developed the Oculus Rift, and includes photos of early prototypes. It also provides specific details about Oculus founder Palmer Luckey's relationship with John Carmack – a former employee of id Software who now works for Oculus.
"ZeniMax had a golden opportunity to make an early investment in Oculus VR and chose to pass," Oculus's response says. "The lawsuit is nothing more than ZeniMax seeking to correct for a massive missed opportunity through the assertion of meritless litigation."
You can check out the full response below: